Pittsburgh Pirates: Ranking the Prospects Acquired This Offseason

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ST. LOUIS, MO – OCTOBER 28: Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington sits in the dugout prior to Game Five of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on October 28, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired 11 prospects in their three big trades this offseason. So out of all of them, who is the best?

This offseason has been an active winter for the Pittsburgh Pirates and general manager Ben Cherington as he swung three major trades. The first was sending switch-hitting first baseman Josh Bell to the Washington Nationals. Then he traded right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove to the San Diego Padres. His last big move was just days after the Musgrove trade, moving starter Jameson Taillon to the New York Yankees.

In all of these trades, Cherington acquired multiple players, some of which are very good prospects. In total for Bell, Musgrove and Taillon, the Pittsburgh Pirates brought 11 new prospects into their farm system.

Today, we will rank each of the 11 prospects. This ranking was done through a poll with our writers, taking scores for each spot and totalling them. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the first prospect on our list.